Love is not arrogant…
Yesterday we looked at the fact that love does not brag. Arrogance, as we saw yesterday is rather closely related to bragging (boasting). But there are some differences. So, what is the difference between bragging (boasting) and arrogance?
Bragging says, “Look at me! Look at me!”
Arrogance says, “This is me. This is me.”
Now, if we’re not careful here we can begin to name of some folks we think fall into these categories. But that’s not for us to focus on. We are to focus on whether or not we are acting this way. A great lesson to learn is when you see someone else making a mistake, that, instead of judging them, you learn from their misfortune and you apply it to your life.
Understand something, many times we don’t even truly know we are bragging or being arrogant in our beliefs, our lives, and our relationships.
As the song says, “it’s a slow fade.”
We can consume ourselves so much with doing work for God that we end up doing work that is not of God. Sometimes, many times, God allows those things to play out and then we think, “Wow, I must be doing pretty well in the sight of God, He’s blessing me.”
But that is when Love steps in and shows you that anything that you come up with is like a filthy rag (Isaiah 64:6).
And here is a wonderful truth about Love (God), His rebuke, many times, is so quiet and so simple that it burrows deep into our hearts and touches the one and only place it needs to.
Just like He just did…